[vlc-devel] [videolan] about Lua in VLC

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 8 17:06:16 CET 2011


On 08.02.2011, at 16:45, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:43:56 -0200, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
> <lhf at tecgraf.puc-rio.br> wrote:
>> I'm a member of the Lua team and we're very glad that VLC uses Lua!
>> I just wondered why you use still Lua 5.1 and not Lua 5.1.4, which
>> is the latest release of 5.1? Lua 5.1.4 fixes several bugs since the
>> original release of 5.1 in 2006:
>> 	http://www.lua.org/bugs.html
>> % ident VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/plugins/liblua_plugin.dylib
>>     $Lua: Lua 5.1 Copyright (C) 1994-2006 Lua.org, PUC-Rio $
> That's up to the MacOS porter. In principles, VLC uses whatever Lua (5.1)
> version is provided by the distribution.
Thanks for making me aware of this. I'll update lua for VLC's next stable release.

>> % ident /usr/local/bin/lua
>>     $Lua: Lua 5.1.4 Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Lua.org, PUC-Rio $
>> Also, did you change Lua in any way that may be interesting to us?
> We can't change it, as much as it comes from the distributions, and they
> provide your version (with their changes of their own maybe).

The Mac version is unchanged, too. Same for Win32.

Best regards,

Felix Kühne

Felix Paul Kühne
Co-Developer of VLC's Mac OS X port

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